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reviewed: Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan
Buruma, visits and talks to survivors, historians and general populace in both Germany and Japan to discuss how they feel abo...
Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan - Ian Buruma
March 2014
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reviewed: Enoch at 100
Enoch Powell is obviously synonymous with his 'Rivers of Blood' speech and remembered today for little else, but this is a sh...
Enoch at 100 - Lord Howard of Rising
March 2014
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March 2014
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reviewed: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Somehow I was expecting more from this book. Ironically Susan Cain presents her views on Introversion better (see the excelle...
Quiet. The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - Susan  Cain
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March 2014
08
reviewed: Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories (Penguin Classics)
An interesting collection of short stories,'in the bamboo grove', 'hell screen' and 'O-Gin' are excellent short stories of mo...
Rashōmon and Seventeen Other Stories - Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Jay Rubin, Haruki Murakami
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March 2014
06
reviewed: ソードアート・オンライン (13) アリシゼーション・ディバイディング (電撃文庫)
After reading the the last 7 or 8 on my holiday last year - with volume 12 ending in a real cliffhanger And I do mean cliffha...
ソードアート・オンライン13:アリシゼーション・ディバイディング [Sōdo āto onrain 13:Arishizēshon Dibaidingu] (Sword Art Online #13) - Reki Kawahara
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February 2014
21
reviewed: Cracking the Particle Code of the Universe: The Hunt for the Higgs Boson
Moffat appears to be strangely obsessed with Nobel prizes and CERN funding - perhaps in his skepticism of the Higgs discovery...
Cracking the Particle Code of the Universe - John W. Moffat
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February 2014
16
reviewed: The Making of Modern Britain
From the death of queen Victoria and the Edwardian age of toffs to Victory in Europe day and the profoundly changed Britain, ...
The Making of Modern Britain - Andrew Marr
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January 2014
28
reviewed: Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival
Pilling, a journalist for the Financial Times, unsurprisingly concentrates in large parts on the economics of Japan and links...
Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival - David Pilling
reviewed: The Craft of the Japanese Sword
The book starts by talking a bit about history and Japanese sword appraisal. Then gets into the four stages of manufacture 1)...
The Craft of the Japanese Sword - 'Leon Kapp',  'Hiroko Kapp',  'Yoshindo Yoshihara'
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Eyewitness to History
Robert Fox